Go Vegetarian One Day a Week

The eighth Healthy Habits challenge: Go meatless one day a week for all three meals.

Best Vegetarian Restaurant Menus

Going meatless can be a delicious change of pace when you dine out on tasty vegetarian offerings at these chain restaurants. Text: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD and Karen Ansel, MS, RD

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Pei Wei Asian Diner
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Pei Wei Asian Diner

Sweet and Sour Vegetables and Tofu with a side of brown rice

Pei Wei just made your veggies and tofu even healthier. While their traditional sweet and sour dishes are wok fried, they’re also available in a lighter version. Simply ask for yours with “stock velvet” and your vegetarian dish will be poached in vegetable broth instead of sautéed in oil. The result: 20% fewer calories and 40% less fat. When you place your order, be sure to go with the brown rice instead of white. Not only does it have 3 times the fiber, it also sports 15% fewer calories.

Stats: 420 calories, 1g saturated fat, 570 mg sodium, 16g protein



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